Infection Control in the Dental Office

Infection Control in the Dental Office


Have you ever experience a throbbing pain in your tooth? Or have you experienced the worst continuous toothache ever? This may be a sign that you are having an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth is a painful infection between the gum and your tooth or an infection at the root of your tooth.

Chipped or broken teeth may cause this dental condition. Gingivitis and other gum diseases may also cause this condition. It is possible that the infection will spread from the root to the bones supporting it.


Aside from the continuous throbbing pain you experience, there may be other warning signs you should check out that may indicate that you have an abscessed tooth. This may include the following symptoms:

  • Pain whenever chewing food
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Bad breathe
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Swollen glands under the neck
  • Fever
  • Swollen area
  • Soreness on the side of the gum

When the root of the tooth dies because of an infection, the toothache may cease with it. This does not mean, however, that the infection has stopped. Unfortunately, it continues to spread on the neighbor gums and destroy tissue.

When you see these signs, it is important to visit your dentist immediately for a checkup. Even if the tooth stops aching, a visit to the dentist is important to prevent the infection from spreading.

Dental Experts at Karen Gordon, DMD Dental Office are willing to assess your tooth and check whether you have an abscessed tooth that is causing you so much misery. Even if your tooth stops aching, it is important to come and visit us to check on the state of your teeth. We have the latest update when it comes to dental technology and our years of experience in dentistry can help us solve your problem in no time.

All you have to do is pick up the phone and call right now or visit our office. Our friendly dental staff is here to assist you and make you feel comfortable.


There are ways to get rid of the infection and preserve the tooth involved. These strategies will also prevent further complications from occurring.

First, dentists drain the abscess which requires root canal treatment to remove the liquid through the teeth. Second, root canal surgery removes the infected root tissue after it has subsided. Third, a crown could replace the tooth. The dentist may decide to just extract the tooth to drain the abscess in the socket. Incisions also may be done to drain it.

Our dental experts are here to assess the teeth and seek the best way to drain the abscess. We are here to explain the process and how long it will last. There’s no need to worry about additional pain because the process will not hurt. Our friendly dental experts will try their best to make you comfortable throughout the procedure. Be confident that you are in the right hands because our dental experts have the knowledge needed about draining abscesses. Whatever procedure that is done with your tooth, we guarantee that the pain will be like being bitten by a tiny ant or no pain at all.


After the procedure, some medications will be prescribed to you, and it is important to follow instructions given to you to get rid of this annoying infection. Antibiotics are prescribed because it helps fight the bacteria and germs thriving in the area. We will prescribe you over-the-counter medications to relieve the discomfort or pain you are feeling.

If you feel any persistent pain after the procedure then you may visit our office again. We can check what’s wrong with it and do necessary procedures to stop it or prescribe other medications that can help remove the pain.


Good oral hygiene is important to fight infection. This is the only way to prevent tooth abscesses. Our dental experts can teach you the proper ways of keeping your teeth healthy through proper oral hygiene. We’ll teach you the proper way to brush and floss. You may want to have a professional cleaning from our experts, that we highly advise, to keep your teeth healthy and prevent abscess.

Come to our office today for your check up so we can give you an advice on how to prevent abscessed teeth and other infections that may cause complication in the future. Our friendly staff is here to welcome you in our office.

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